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joe bagley opening reception at acquire!

Rocks, paper, beer.

SEE
Joe Bagley Opening Reception
What:
The Boston artisan constructs amazingly intricate, nautically themed silhouettes ($80-$800) out of a single hand-cut piece of black paper mounted on acid-free mat board.
Why: Wine and nibbles, plus a chance to meet the artist.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Acquire, 61 Salem St., North End (857-362-7380).

GIVE
Whiskey Lovers Set
What:
Hop on Pop’s love of single malt by gifting him with two elegant tumblers and six reusable stone ice cubes for $60.
Why: His groaning tie rack will thank you.
When: Before Sun.
Where: Lekker Home, 1317 Washington St., South End (617-542-6464).

DRINK
American Craft Beer Fest
What:
More than 80 U.S. breweries (New England is heavily represented) pour 400 well-honed suds in honor of Boston Beer Week.
Why: Vanilla Java Porter and 13 percent ABV levels, plus guest speakers.
When: Fri., 6-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 1-4:30 p.m. & 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Tickets ($40) at 877-725-8849 or online at beeradvocate.com/acbf.

GORGE
Wilson Farm Strawberry Festival
What:
Salute the peak of the picking season with chocolate-dipped berries, a shortcake-eating contest, and take-home baked goodies.
Why:
Hayrides and ole-time live bluegrass.
When:
Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:
10 Pleasant St., Lexington (781-862-3900). Event is free.

TEND
Shine Treatment at
Salon Mario Russo
What:
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the tress institution debuts a new gloss-inducing service ($20, reg. $50), customized to your particular follicular needs.
Why: Care for the hair up there.
When: Thru July 15. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 9 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-424-6676). 

Photo: Joe Bagley, Gull, 2010. Courtesy of Acquire

LOCATIONS
Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210
61 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
857-362-7380
9 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-424-6676
1313 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
617-542-6464
Wilson Farm
10 Pleasant St
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-3900
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